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Tell Them Now

If you appreciate others, tell them now,
While it still can add to their sense of self-worth.
To wait is a mistake many make because
No one knows how much time they have left on earth.

If you admire her kind generosity,
Or how he selflessly gives to those with needs;
Letting them know sooner rather than later, 
Encourages them to do other good deeds.

Gratitude has positive ripple effects;
Expanding circles - lives we affirm and touch.
Avoid regrets about dearly departed,
By telling them now they matter and how much.


Submitted: February 10, 2017

Copyright © | Year Posted 2017




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Date: 10/16/2018 2:27:00 AM
Thank you for these important well-expressed reminders, Bartholomew.
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Date: 10/17/2018 8:57:00 AM
Thank you very much, Wendy, for taking the time, care, and effort to stop by, read my poem, and comment so positively. I sincerely appreciate it. All my very best to you & yours! :) Bartholomew
Date: 10/15/2018 8:42:00 PM
As the Sage wisely asked: 'If not now, when?' --- Powerful and important message in your winning poem, William. Congrats. ~ Gershon
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Date: 10/17/2018 8:51:00 AM
Thank you very much, Gershon. I appreciate your kind words and enjoyed your fine, wining entry, "As he lay dying" (please see my comments there). That is really much of my point - tell others NOW (before one, or someone he/she truly cares about, lays dying) how much they mean to you. It's about gratitude. Thanks again. All my very best to you & yours! :) Bartholomew
Date: 10/15/2018 7:52:00 PM
Congrats on your win, Bartholomew with this direct message of expressing gratitude.
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Date: 10/17/2018 8:54:00 AM
Thank you very much, Line. I appreciate your supportive words and the placement in your contest (thank you very much for sponsoring). Yes, this is, as you say, a "direct message" intended to get people's attention, but I endeavor to do so in a respectful yet urgent way. Hopefully, I have found that balance. All my very best to you & yours! :) Bartholomew
Date: 6/22/2018 5:42:00 AM
Congratulations on your win with this thought-provoking poem! Well-written words of wisdom.
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Date: 6/22/2018 8:23:00 AM
Susan, thank you very much for your gracious words and encouragement! I sincerely appreciate it. I enjoyed your piece, "In the Moment" (please see my comments there). Have a great weekend! All my very best to you and yours. :) Bartholomew
Date: 6/18/2018 5:58:00 PM
So true, wonderful poem, Congratulations
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Date: 6/19/2018 8:26:00 AM
Thank you very much, Shirley, for your kind and thoughtful words. I am truly grateful to you. I enjoyed your piece, "A Moment in Time" (please see my comments there). All my very best to you and yours, Shirley! :) Bartholomew
Date: 6/18/2018 12:44:00 PM
- Congratulations on your great win poem, Bartholomew :) - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
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Date: 6/18/2018 3:10:00 PM
Thank you very much, Anne-Lise, for your consistently positive and supportive comments! I sincerely appreciate that. I enjoyed your poem, as well, and thank you for sharing it with the rest of us. All my very best to you and your family! :) Bartholomew
Date: 6/18/2018 9:24:00 AM
This is a very important message in life. Well written. Congratulations for your win :)
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Date: 6/18/2018 3:07:00 PM
Thank you very much, Heidi, for your kind, encouraging words and for sponsoring this contest! It seems to me you had a lot of solid entries, which is nice to see. Thanks, again. All my very best to you and yours! :) Bartholomew
Date: 4/24/2018 7:27:00 PM
a lovely message well expressed, my friend. Thanks for telling me of this one.
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Date: 4/25/2018 9:27:00 AM
Thank you very much, Andrea, for your kind and encouraging words, my friend. You're welcome on letting you know this one was here. I hope you have a great rest of April and spring! It is beginning to get really nice where I am. I am looking forward to the promise of the season! :) Bartholomew
Date: 12/26/2017 5:14:00 AM
Very well said. How often is it that people only receive praise at their burial. So sad. Thank you.
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Date: 12/26/2017 6:58:00 PM
Thank you very much, Wendy, for dropping by, reading my poem, and posting your supportive comment. I sincerely appreciate it. All my best to you! :) Bartholomew
Date: 12/21/2017 12:15:00 AM
Good point well-made, Bartholomew. That's right; tell them now! Janice
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Date: 12/21/2017 8:37:00 AM
Thank you very much, Janice. I was hoping you would like this, and I am glad you did. It seems to tie in nicely with your insightful poem, "Why are Some People So Sad?" I wish the happiest of holidays to you and yours! :) Bartholomew
Date: 9/20/2017 8:57:00 PM
Congratulations on your placement Bartholomew with your wonderful poem.
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Date: 9/21/2017 10:21:00 PM
Thank you very much, Susan. Congratulations on your #1 placement with "Shades of Gray Grief" (please see my comments there)! :) Bartholomew
Date: 9/20/2017 1:28:00 PM
CONGRATULATIONS on your placement !
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Bartholomew Williams
Date: 9/21/2017 10:23:00 PM
BW, thank you very much for your graciousness. Congrats to you on your high placement with "She was Buried in Spring" (please see my comments there)! All my best. :) Bartholomew
Date: 9/20/2017 7:20:00 AM
Congratulations on your placement in the contest
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Date: 9/20/2017 9:31:00 AM
Thank you very much, Silent One, for your kind words. I also appreciate your sponsorship of this different, thought-provoking contest. All my best to you! Bartholomew
Date: 2/17/2017 10:21:00 AM
Congrats on your win with these wonderful lines composed. Each line tells us a story. Well done. :))
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Date: 2/18/2017 6:48:00 PM
Thank you very much, Sunita. I appreciate your consistently positive comments and encouragement. Very best wishes to you and yours! :) Bartholomew
Date: 2/15/2017 11:58:00 AM
Great write congrats on the placing in my contest!
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Date: 2/16/2017 5:49:00 PM
Thank you very much, Brenda! I appreciate your kind words. Thanks for sponsoring this contest! :) Bartholomew